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EMSC Encourages Illinois EDs to Participate in Pediatric Readiness Project

April 15, 2013

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for Children Program, working with representatives from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), and the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), has designed a multi-phase quality improvement initiative to ensure that every emergency department (ED) is ready to care for children. Called the National Pediatric […]

‘Untold Stories of the ER’ Seeks Physicians’ Stories for Season 8

March 22, 2013

“Untold Stories of the ER” on TLC and Discovery Health & Fit networks is seeking stories for its 8th season! To submit your story, email a short description to cneufeld@untolder.com. Please include a phone number and email address to be contacted at.

Illinois EMSC Offers Free Educational Module on Pediatric Pain Management

February 25, 2013

Illinois EMSC is offering a free Pediatric Pain Management in the Emergency Setting self-study educational module.  The purpose of the Pediatric Pain Management in the Emergency Setting education is to enhance the emergency care of pediatric patients who present in pain or with painful conditions. This education will discuss a number of topics including: current […]

Resident Career Day Podcasts Now Available Online

September 18, 2012

If you were unable to attend Resident Career Day or just want to listen to one of the lectures again, ICEP has new Podcasts of each educational session of the program available free! To listen to the podcasts, visit: ICEPBlog.org You’ll also be able to view the presentation PowerPoints from the site to follow along […]

Medicaid Reform Legislation Passed and Sent to Governor

May 25, 2012

The General Assembly passed Medicaid reform legislation latelast night.  The bill has been sent to the goveor who has said that hewill sign the legislation. View legislation:  http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/97/SB/PDF/09700SB2840enr.pdf The legislation does include a $10 copayment fornon-emergency use of the ED.  The prudent layperson standard is maintainedbut it will be important to review the draft rules […]

Three ICEP Members Honored with College’s Annual Awards

April 26, 2012

For photos of the award recipients, please visit ICEP’s Facebook page at: Facebook.com/ICEPFan Bill. B. Smiley AwardDr. Nazir, of Orland Park, is the recipient of the Bill B. Smiley Meritorious Service Award, which honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement of emergency medicine in Illinois. The Bill B. Smiley award is ICEP’s […]

Governor Quinn’s FY13 Budget Speech Calls for Medicaid Cuts, Restructuring

February 28, 2012

In his speech to outline the fiscal year 2013 budget, Goveor Pat Quinn focused on a plan to restructure Medicaid and reduce its expenditures by $2.7 billion in the coming year. His goal is to overhaul the “vitally important” program, which he described as “on the brink of collapse.” The restructuring will seek the “right […]

Governor Proclaims March 7 as Emergency Medicine Day in Illinois

February 9, 2012

At the request of ICEP, Goveor Pat Quinn has proclaimed March 7 as Emergency Medicine Day in Illinois.   View Goveor’s Proclamation March 7 is ICEP’s advocacy day in Springfield.  We will be working with our legislators on out of network reimbursement, mental health funding, Medicaid reform and EMS issues.  ICEP will prepare briefing papers for members to […]

State Operated Psychiatric Facilities Funded

November 30, 2011

The General Assembly has passed the supplemental funding bill, SB 2412, which will keep the state operated facilities open through this fiscal year ( June 30, 2012). The supplemental bill also provided an additional $30 million for community mental health services.  ICEP will continue to work with our lobbyists to find a long term solution to the state […]

Illinois Out of Network Suit Dismissed

October 31, 2011

Last week, the US District Court dismissed the pathologists’ groups suit to overtu the recently enacted out of network legislation.  View Court’s Opinion In an effort to reverse the decision, the plaintiffs are filing an amended complaint today.  They are also filing an appeal of the motion to dismiss. ICEP continues to work with our lobbyists to amend […]

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